Establish governance structures fortrans-national transport corridors Transportforum 2013, Linköping 9-10 January Gunnar Fastén
Why governance of transport corridors?• Need for more participatory processes to encourage a long- term commitment of different stakeholders to removing obstacles, which hinder efficient cargo flows along the trans- national transport corridor.• Efforts to maintain and improve the competitiveness of trans- national transport corridors and to develop and deploy a green transport corridor strategy require appropriate stakeholder management approaches at trans-national level.
Why establish governance … (2)?• Corridor management has the important task to: (1) Assess the corridor viability, i.e. to clarify present and future transport volumes through market analyses; (2) List and plan the necessary improvements of infrastructure, seaports and terminals; (3) Improve and harmonise the administrative and legal procedures governing transport in the corridor; (4) Develop a business plan to improve co-modal business models in the corridor; (5) Establish and maintain stable rules and incentive models for using the corridor.
Why establish governance … (3)?• A right corridor governance structure, featuring a coordinated policy support, leadership and stakeholder involvement, shall depend on the nature of the corridor and the specific functions to be managed.
Who should be involved?• Political supporters and related administrations and authorities.• National and regional administrations responsible for policy, infrastructure development and customs.• Business enterprises that buy and sell transport and logistics services related to the corridor.• Lobbying organisations and business associations for advancing trade, intermodal transport, sustainable corridor management etc.• Universities and research institutes.
How to establish a governance structure?• Identify relevant key stakeholders in a transport corridor community, including their roles, responsibilities and interactions (e.g. transport service providers, shippers, infrastructure providers etc.).• Create a single point of coordination as an instrument for corridor development given the diversity of stakeholders and governmental agencies that oversee different activities in a corridor.
How to establish … (2)?• Establish a corridor partnership with participation of public and private stakeholders from the trans-national transport corridor community, with the joint objective to facilitate the provision of efficient transport services along the corridor and in its hinterland.• Create an institutional set-up for a corridor governance structure that consists of: (1) A high-level policy board involving key policy makers; (2) A core management group as a legal body, with a member assembly and a management board; (3) An executive secretariat with geographical/national contact points supporting management activities; (4) Thematic advisory groups.
High Level Policy Board involving key policy makers Member Assembly, appoints a Management Board Management Board,(eventually) appoints a Managing Director Management activities supported by an executive secretariat with geographicalPolicy contact points Communication Transport facilitation Performance monitoring Information facilitation Thematic Advisory groups
How to establish … (3)?• Set a scope of responsibilities for the created corridor governance structure within the areas of: policy support, trade and transport facilitation, performance monitoring, ICT information facilitation, and communication and promotion.• Set up funding principles for the corridor management based on reliable sources of income.• Develop a mechanism to translate decisions taken by the corridor governance into recommendations for other bodies (e.g. EU Commission and national governments), which have to take legal and budgetary steps in order to improve corridor efficiency and to formulate relevant policies (e.g. as regards the TEN-T networks).
Critical success factors• Political support through trans-national agreements.• Involvement of relevant political and private stakeholders.• Funding available for the corridor governance structure.• Harmonised development of measures along the trans- national corridor.• Efficient communication mechanism of the governance structure decisions to the EU and national policymaking.
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